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After playing for the first high school in Indiana history to play in four consecutive state title games, Robinson took his immense natural gifts to Cincinnati.
After redshirting in 2007, Robinson played in seven games and recorded one catch the next season. His role increased in 2009, playing in 10 games and catching 10 passes for 174 yards.
Robinson played in just nine games and caught six passes as a junior, before rebounding last season with career highs of 12 catches for 183 yards and three touchdowns.
Those numbers wouldn't normally get on the NFL radar, but Robinson blew up his pro day with 40-yard dash times of 4.51 and 4.58 seconds and added a 39.5-inch vertical jump and an 11'3" broad jump.
Robinson has all the measurables NFL scouts are looking for in tight ends. However, his production in college certainly doesn't match his raw physical skills. At this point he's a developmental prospect, but one with a very high ceiling if he can make the adjustment to the NFL.
Strengths: Long-armed, lanky athlete with the frame to handle additional muscle mass without losing his impressive straight-line speed. Has the burst to challenge down the seam and accelerate past linebackers. Good lateral agility to create some burst out of his breaks. Showcases the hand-eye coordination to snatch the ball outside of his frame. Former prep basketball player who generally catches the ball with his hands. Willing blocker with developing strength. Turned heads with a strong Pro Day workout after not being invited to the 2012 Scouting Combine.
Weaknesses: Was never a featured target in Cincinnati's offense and only became a starter as a senior. Provides effort as a blocker has limited functional upper body strength and allows shorter defenders to move him due to his lack of leverage. A developmental prospect who may be a year or more away from contributing.
Played in all 13 games, catching a career-high 12 passes for 183 yards.
Played in nine games, catching six passes for 65 yards
Played in 10 games at tight end ... had a reception for two yards in the season opener at Rutgers .... added a catch for five yards against Southeast Missouri State ... pulled in a catch for 13 yards against Louisville ... finished with two receptions for 21 yards and a touchdown at Syracuse ... added two more catches against Connecticut, including a deflected ball on the sideline for a career-best 54 yard reception ... added three catches for 59 yards against West Virginia.
Played in seven games at tight end ... had one catch for 12 yards ... lone catch of the season came at No. 4/4 Oklahoma for 12 yards on 4th down.
Played for the first school in Indiana history to win four consecutive state crowns ... caught 39 passes for 563 yards and five TDs over his final two years.
Adrien Rashaun Robinson: Born Sept. 23, 1988 ... son of Leroy and Ambret Robinson. Academic Major: Criminal Justice.
Draft Scout Player News
09/26/14 - TE Adrien Robinson recorded his first career NFL reception in the fourth quarter when he hauled in a 15-yard pass from Eli Manning.
05/29/14 - TE Adrien Robinson, who is finally hoping to live up to his now famous post-draft moniker (given to him by general manager Jerry Reese) of being the "JPP of tight ends," made several solid catches over the middle and along the sideline.
As part of Ben McAdoo's new offense, the tight ends are being asked to line up in multiple positions, and thus far, Robinson seems to be handling the transition very well as far as executing his assignments.
12/26/13 - --TE Adrien Robinson (knee) did not practice and is not expected to play on Sunday.
12/23/13 - --TE Adrien Robinson (knee) left the game after being injured on the opening kickoff. Coughlin did not have any updates on Robinson, who was to have a MRI on Monday.
11/06/13 - TE Adrien Robinson (foot) took his full schedule of practice reps on Wednesday, the first time he's fully practice this season. Robinson was targeting a return after the bye week, and appears to be on schedule barring any setbacks and the need for his game-day roster spot to go to a player at another position.